Behind the ‘jobs miracle’ lies a system, built on tax credits, which subsidises low pay and encourages businesses to over-hire at the expense of investment.
The Queen’s Speech provides concrete facts to grip on to and analyse, and a clear indicator of how the Government intends to lead our country.
Plus: Why haven’t Kensington and Chelsea’s leaders resigned too? Labour double standards on the Prime Minister. And: how Jake Berry became a cockney.
From tax and healthcare to foreign affairs, the administration is finally getting down to the business of government.
Daniel Hannan: A year ago tomorrow, Britain voted for freedom. Here are three Remain myths about the campaign that must be debunked.
First, that Leave had won dishonestly. Second, that the country had become more racist. Third, that the 52 per cent had wrecked the economy.
Robert Halfon: When I proposed changing the Party’s symbol, I got “a phone call without coffee”. But I’m still making my case.
At a time when we have significant difficulties in explaining what we are about, having a ladder as a symbol (with hands around it), would give us that immediate recognition.
Also: latest Life and Times survey finds no surge in support for separation in Northern Ireland; and Ian Duncan joins the Government amidst controversy.
Andrew Kennedy: County or city-wide Association groupings with experienced agents in charge. My plan to salvage the voluntary party.
The Party has collectively failed to modernise its campaigning, with the result that we saw on June 8. This needs radical reform if it is not to collapse completely.
Often, the disagreements between the two old camps are less substantial than the disagreements erupting within each camp’s own tents.
James Frayne: Back to my case. More reasons why Johnson should become the next Tory leader by acclaim.
New polling shows he’s still the public’s top choice – significantly higher than Ruth Davidson in second and much higher than David Davis in third.
Iain Duncan Smith: My message to Tory colleagues. The Prime Minister stands between Britain and Corbyn. So let’s get behind her.
If we look into the abyss, we will find it looks back at us – clad in a cropped grey beard and a Lenin hat and dressed in Marxist ideology.
Nicky Morgan: The choice before us as the Queen’s Speech looms. Adapt to our new circumstances – or hand power to the far left
CCHQ and the Policy Board need to take a long hard look at our recent campaign, and work out what we can rapidly learn from it in terms of techniques and messages.
EU leaders care less about the result than many in Britain think. They are used to leading minority governments, and just want to get on with the talks.
Plus: Let’s have no sympathy for Farron. He didn’t give straight answers to straight questions, and is thus the cause of his own downfall.
Garvan Walshe: This election has brought Putin’s prize – a Far Left-led Britain – too close for comfort
It is now necessary to consider a strong and structured security partnership with the EU that would withstand the rule of Russia’s useful idiot.